Two of our neighbours - kangaroos.
This picture was taken early one misty morning and shows the 2 element, HF, Cubex Quad antenna.
The multiband HF ground plane antenna featuring the Hustler 6BTV vertical.
This 'Bush block' is about 450 acres in size. We often sit here of an evening and have a drink over looking the countryside.
It doesn't rain like this here very often.
The Ham Radio stations shown on this page are all isolated and solar powered. Nearest power grid is in the town about 10 klms away.
We have good 4G wireless Internet connection though from the town. This enables the stations to be remotely controlled via the Internet.
One of the Ham Radio shacks at the property - solar powered. The large battery on the left has been in use for nearly 11 years now.
An 80 watt solar panel slowly charges the battery.
The shack set up for remote operating from the home Qth. IC-7600 and FT-897.
The remote control system used is the Swedish system, 'Remote Rig'.
The second solar station - the renovated caravan shack.
The caravan before having been renovated.
The green top of the battery can be seen in the foreground. Here is a page dedicated to this caravan shack.
If interested, click caravan shack. It will open in a new window.
The first solar shed my Dad and I built using second hand fencing iron about 20 years ago, I guess.
A few years ago, it was set up to be able to remotely control a Yaesu FT-450D run by solar power. The stations are unattended.
The blue SMS relay switch shown, which has now been upgraded, enables the radio station to be turned on when about to operate
and turned off again when shutting down. This is achieved by using your cell phone to send an appropriate SMS message to the
SMS relay switch. The switch then sends back to your phone an SMS telling you that the radios etc. have been turned on or off
as the case may be. Shortly after, you can connect to the radio via the Internet. Otherwise, if the radio etc. is left turned on
all the time, the battery would soon become depleted and unusable. Here is a page dedicated to this remotely controlled station.
If interested, click green shed. It will open in a new window.
It's taking me a long time to finish this solar shack. Don't seem to have much enthusiasm for physical work these days.
It's good in here in the cold weather with the pot belly stove going, but too hot in summer.
The remote operating position at the home Qth. (Information about remote control can be found at the bottom of this page.)
The home Qth - 150 klms away from the Ham Radio station.
Remote operating via the Internet from the home Qth.
For information about powering your radio station using solar power, if interested, click on the link at the bottom of this page.
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